The Quabalists believed that the universe was created from sound. Thus, by reciting sacred sounds, changes or transformation of matter could take place. Healing could simply consist of re-invoking those sacred sounds in the body...perhaps this is what shamans do when they chant
Fred Alan Wold
Jews and blacks come from the same history...We just expressed our suffering differently as a people. Blacks developed the Blues. Jews complain; we just never thought of putting it to music.